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Audi A2 Hatchback running costs and reliability

2000 - 2005 (change model)
Running costs rating: 4 out of 54.0

Written by Keith Adams Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.
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Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 46 - 64 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.
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The A2 is a cheap car to own thanks to good fuel economy and low emissions, while insurance is reasonable too. Servicing can be pricey if you go to an Audi dealership, but with potential 19,000-mile intervals on petrol engines and a variable schedule on the diesels (up to 30,000 miles) you won’t need to be a regular visitor to your local garage. Body damage can be expensive to fix though due to the aluminium panels.

The A2 performs remarkably well on the eco front and with an average of 130g/km CO2 across the model line-up, its emissions are low for a small family hatchback launched in 2000. The 1.4 TDI is the cleanest model. The 73hp version emits 116g/km of CO2 while the 88hp puts out 119g/km of CO2. Both average 66mpg.

We’ve got a number of owners’ reviews for the Audi A2. Its average rating of 3.8 stars over 61 reviews is a strong result, though there are a number of engine and eloectrical reliability issues creeping in – particualrly on cars that have covered a lot of miles.

Since it’s an unusual car, there aren’t many parts around, which makes fixing your Audi A2 an expensive proposition if it does go wrong.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax £35 - £200
Insurance group 11 - 19
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